Born in Ponce, P.R.

Puerto Rico
Born November 18, 1963 in Ponce P.R.,  Carlos at the early age of 14 came to New York and lived in Astoria, Queens. He attended Long Island City High School and became the captain of the Gynastic team. Soon his pation turned to help others; this is when he decided to be a volunteer at the Astoria General Hospital and eventually became a member of the FDNY paramedic team. He was a member of the force for over 18 years.

A tribute to Carlos

youtube video of a tribute to Carlos Lillo from a song his nephew Colby O'Donis's wrote shortly after 9/11.


Carlos Lillo Dedication

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FDNY*EMS Ambulance 485 PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 18 September 2008 18:10
Carlos' Ambulance
On September 11,2001, Paramedics Carlos Lillo and Roberto Abril responded to the World Trade Center in Ambulance 485/ Medic 49 Victor, assigned to Battalion 49 in Astoria Queens. Carlos Lillo lost his life that day in the collapse. Roberto Abril survived and remains an active Paramedic with FDNY.

Carlos' Ambulance
A 1997 Ford F-350/Horton, Ambulance 485 also survived the attack. Following decontamination, the still scarred bus remained in service until October 2004. It was donated to the New York State Museum, Albany NY, where it was featured as part of a year long exhibit- Help is Here- a History of EMS in New York State. It remains on permanent display in the museum.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 August 2013 18:59
Community Park dedicated in honor of Carlos Lillo PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 18 September 2008 18:30
In October of 2004 the Community Board 1 approved the construction of a new community park to be dedicated in honor of Carlos Lillo, an Astoria emergency medical technician who was killed in the September 11th terrorist attacks. 
Assembyman Michael Gianaris secured more than $150,000 in state funds to acquire and develop the park at 76th Street and 21st Avenue. The property is currently used as a storage site for a construction company.
 The event to dedicate the park is schedule for October 2, 2008.

The plan to build Carlos Lillo Park must still get approval from Queens Borough President Helen Marshall and the Department of City Planning. The Parks Department must also negotiate with the property owner in order to acquire the land.
Last Updated on Thursday, 25 September 2008 21:00
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